kira

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See also: Kira, kíra, and kĩra

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Dzongkha དཀྱི་ར (dkyi ra​).

Noun

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kira (plural kiras)

  1. An ankle-length dress traditionally worn by women in Bhutan.

Fijian

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Adverb

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kira

  1. downward, downwards

Indonesian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Malay kira.

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Verb

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kira

  1. to assume, think that, suspect, guess, imagine
  2. to be of the opinion that
  3. be left out of consideration, get no consideration
  4. to compute, calculate

Noun

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kira (first-person possessive kiraku, second-person possessive kiramu, third-person possessive kiranya)

  1. (colloquial) feeling, opinion, supposition, presumption (not based on concrete evidence)
  2. guess, estimate, estimation, calculation, count, conjecture
  3. (in questions, negatives) would have thought

Derived terms

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Further reading

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Kikuyu

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Verb

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kira (infinitive gũkira)

  1. to hold one's tongue

Derived terms

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(Verbs)

(Proverbs)

References

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  • Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 362. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).

Anagrams

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Malay

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Etymology

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According to Dempwolf (1938), from Proto-Austronesian *kira (‘to presume, surmise, suspect’).

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Verb

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kira (Jawi spelling کيرا)

  1. to count (to enumerate or determine number)
    Synonyms: bilang, hitung

Further reading

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  • kira” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Blust, Robert; Trussel, Stephen; et al. (2023) loan “approximately”, in the CLDF dataset from The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary (2010–), →DOI

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish كرا, from Arabic كِرَاء (kirāʔ, rent, renting).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ciˈɾaː/
  • Hyphenation: ki‧ra
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Noun

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kira (definite accusative kirayı, plural kiralar)

  1. rent, tenancy

Derived terms

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References

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  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) “kira”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Redhouse, James W. (1890) “كرا”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon[1], Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 1532
  • Avery, Robert et al., editors (2013), The Redhouse Dictionary Turkish/Ottoman English, 21st edition, Istanbul: Sev Yayıncılık, →ISBN

Uneapa

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Etymology

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From Proto-Oceanic *kiʀam with irregular loss of *m, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kiʀam.

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Noun

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kira

  1. axe

Further reading

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  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Zaghawa

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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kira

  1. mother
    Ja kira : Mother of children
    Zara kira : Mother of Zara; Zara's mother
  2. old female animal with children; mother animal
    Day kira : Old female camel
    Bey kira : Old female goat

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